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Set in a private peaceful setting in the prestigious Mc Ivor Road precinct Barkly Lodge is a fine Mid Century property quite unique to Bendigo. Set on a generous 2000sqm allotment of meticulously designed and maintained gardens, the grand driveway is the just the beginning of what you will behold.
Designed by noted Australian Architect Anne Talor, Barkly Lodge heralded the seismic shift in mid century architecture and interior design that informs so much of what we know today.
First Published in Home Beautiful in 1968 this home maintains much of the considered design and detailing that, in its day redefined the Australian lifestyle.
Upon entering the home you are immediately struck by the abundance of natural light, wide passage ways, picture windows and the use of timeless natural materials, all hallmarks of the period. High ceilings and perfectly framed views to the stunning garden from every room only enhance the scale
and feeling of spaciousness to great effect.
The modern galley kitchen/dining area at the front of the home overlooks the decked swimming pool and entertainment area making smart use of the front of the property whilst allowing easy access to the kitchen amenities and effortless entertaining.
The adjoining living room has large sliding doors revolutionary in their day leading to a peaceful topiary courtyard and features the original open fire and a stunning blackwood ceiling with the whole composition creating the perfect winter nook.
The master bedroom also has large doors leading to a private courtyard, with ensuite and walk-in robe, there are three more bedrooms all of generous proportions with the fourth bedroom having great potential to be a second living area, home office or even a small apartment or carers wing.
Other features to love:
• Timeless renovations to bathrooms and kitchen with no immediate improvements required
• Stone benchtops and quality appliances in kitchen
• Raked ceilings and ducted gas heating
• Separate laundry with large storage room with direct access to domestic courtyard
• Outdoor spa, shower, pool house and wine cellar set within the entertaining area
• Double carport
• Established formal garden featuring a beautiful lily pond that must be experienced to be
Properties of this era and calibre do not come along very often. You could be the fourth custodian
in the history of this unique Bendigo property